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Experience the next best thing to naked feet with the hyper-light PureDrift. Spread those toes with two split grooves that allow your forefoot to flex through its three functional units. A hardly-there upper has a close fit and provides a little more coverage than a birthday suit. When you really want to feel free as a bird, remove the sockliner for a zero drop experience. Feet, meet feel.


Please note: The PureDrift was designed with a wider toe box than other Brooks shoes. If you prefer a more snug fit, size down half a size.


Just like our core line, we hold PureProject to the industry’s highest weartest and durability standards. Because of their lightweight construction and fewer materials, runners should generally expect shoes from the PureProject line to last approximately 250-300 miles.


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  • Shoe Category: PureProject
  • Pronation: None/Normal
  • Construction Type: Strobel
  • Platform: Anatomical Platform
  • Surface: Road/Track
  • Arch: Medium, High
  • Body Build: Small
  • DNA Layout: Biomogo DNA Layout
  • Water-Resistent: No
  • Waterproof: No
  • Competition: Road racing
  • Launch Date: January 1, 2013
  • Weight: 5.6 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 4 mm (0 mm w/o sockliner)

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4.3

(based on 47 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (43)
  • Comfortable (40)
  • Responsive (25)
  • Cushions impact (9)
  • Good traction (8)

Cons

  • Poor cushioning (7)
  • Wears quickly (7)
  • Poor arch support (4)
  • Poor traction (3)

Best Uses

  • Dry conditions (28)
  • Distance / endurance (13)
  • Gym (10)
  • Walking (10)
  • Trail running (7)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      85% 

      (39 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      87% 

      (41 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (26), Low arch (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (34), Casual/ recreational (8), Gym rat (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (43), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The Brooks Shoe I've Been Waiting For!!!

Simply put, a great shoe for those that can wear a TRUE minimalist shoe! I've been running in the Green Silence for a couple of years now and went very minimalist to incorporate the...Read complete review

Simply put, a great shoe for those that can wear a TRUE minimalist shoe! I've been running in the Green Silence for a couple of years now and went very minimalist to incorporate the Vibram Bikila and the ultra featherweight Saucony Hattori into my lineup. This shoe feels SIGNIFICANTLY better in every way from the upper to the scarce rubber covered foam sole. Overall construction is top notch--exactly what I would expect from Brooks Flagship Line.

Incorrect footstrike is punished with an awkward feel, but a proper midfoot/forefoot strike is rewarded with a quick and responsive toe-off. My Vibram Bikila may be a more form fitting shoe, but the PureDrift feels as connected and just as natural in an extremely attractive package.

I was sad to see the Green Silence be discontinued and I'll still use those for 15+ mile runs, but my PureDrift will be my new daily driver and interval shoe going forward. Looking forward to getting another pair soon to incorporate into my weekly routine. I've done up to an 11-miler in them and they were phenomenal the entire run.

I wear each shoe only one run per week. I average between 60-90 miles per week durng peak training season and I run 2-a-days 4 days per week and cross train 3 days per week all year long. My current lineup includes PureDrift, Saucony Hattori, Vibram Bikila, Green Silence x 5, PureConnect & PureGrit.

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Initial impressions

This is a very lightweight shoe and the comfort at the forefoot is excellent, allowing freedom of movement in the toes. I bought this shoe to use as a zero offset so I removed...Read complete review

This is a very lightweight shoe and the comfort at the forefoot is excellent, allowing freedom of movement in the toes. I bought this shoe to use as a zero offset so I removed the innersole but found it to be uncomfortable underneath with hard bits of stitching at the edges. I chose these shoes to replace my Saucony Virratas which I found too narrow and the sole too spongy. I decided to put the 0mm innersoles from the Virratas in the Puredrifts and they now feel perfect. I titled this as 'initial impressions' as I have only just opened the box and have not yet run in them.
This is my first pair of Brooks shoes so cannot compare with previous models but what I can say is that I'm not at all impressed with the build quality. There were numerous long, loose threads hanging off, bits of visible foam sticking out on the padded bit around the ankles and dried glue where the sole joins the upper. I know that most things these days are thrown together quickly in large factories in the Far East, but these shoes really make you aware of that. The finish is just not great.
Under the innersole, there is a small hole (looks deliberate) up front near the toes but it is only in one shoe. This is a little rough around the edge which could cause problems if wearing no socks. The inside of the upper feels good against a bare foot.
I think the Navband is a bit pointless and gimmicky. The shoes narrow quite abruptly towards the mid to rear foot which is a shame but with the sole from my other shoes in there, it's ok as the foot is just raised slightly.
From the rear, lining up the rear seam of the upper against the centre point of the rubber sole, the shoes are not symmetrical. The soles have not been attached to the upper in the same spot, implying uneven construction between the two. Again, build quality and standards.
The tread pattern, for me anyway, has the firmer rubber bits in the perfect location and seems fairly durable. Very happy with that.
Now that I've put the other innersole in, the shoe feels very comfortable and I am looking forward to running in them.
Overall, lightweight and comfortable (with other innersole), flexible and a good sole but poorly constructed for a top brand shoe. Couldn't recommend fully yet as I haven't run in them but on feel alone, yes I would.

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4.0

So far so good

By RG

from Honolulu, Hi

About Me Gym Rat

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gym
    • Walking
    • With Orthotics/Inserts

    Haven't run in them yet but have been doing elliptical training and walking, I am a big guy 6'2" 220lbs (fit 220lbs) so concerned about the impact when I run, which is between 4 to 10 miles at a time 3x a week.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Low Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Light, flexible and fast

    By Glenn the Runner

    from Williamsville, NY

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight
    • Responsive

    Cons

    • Not Warm In Winter

    Best Uses

    • Dry Weather
    • Off road

    This shoe is extremely flexible and light. If you have high arches, strike on the fore to mid-foot, and have a clean (symmetrical) wear pattern on your running shoes, then you should consider this shoe. My only negative is that it is a little too well ventilated for winter runs.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    First Pure Drifts

    By Phil

    from Lake Forest, CA

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training

      I have happily run in PureConnect2 for the past year and wanted to try their lighter weight brother. Directly out of the box the PureDrift was comfortable on the foot, pliable and friendly to wear.

      Have now worn the pair for several runs (ranging for 1 to 6) miles and they remain sound. I don't feel any significant difference in the amount of cushioning compared to the PureConmect and I feel no pain or discomfort in my knees or hips.

      One area that does feel different is the toe box - lots of movement, particularly on downhills.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Best running shoe I've found

      By DH

      from Fort Worth, TX

      About Me Gym Rat

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight
      • Responsive

      Cons

      • Upper At Toe Box Wearing
      • Upper Cloth Wears
      • Wears Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Dry Weather
      • Endurance Training
      • Race

      I use this shoe for my longer distances and half marathon races. The mesh at the toe box, however, is wearing out on my prior pair much sooner than the rest of the shoe. I think it's an odd place for that much wear.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Light weight, no arch support

      By Tom

      from Baldwinsville NY

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Narrow / Tight
      • Poor Arch Support

      Best Uses

        I bought these to wear at work to replace my year old PureConnect 2. These however are very different. I do love the extremely light weight of the shoes, however there is absolutely NO arch support what so ever. If you are looking for running"flats" then these are a great shoe.... This will be my last pair of these however.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Low Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great Shoes Brooks!!

        By yellowwaterdog

        from South Orange County, CA

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Flexiable
        • Light

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dry Weather
          • Racing
          • Speed Training
          • Transition To Barefoot

          Really good shoes! I average 25-35 miles/wk and I originally purchased for speed training on all weather track -- now, I run everywhere in them. No long runs yet -- most 4 to 6 miles and increasing as my foot strength increases. They are like wearing almost no shoe at all. Very little cushioning -- need to use proper technique. Very comfortable -- extra width in forefoot took getting use to, but now feels great! Will be buying more pairs.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          very light... not much cusion

          By GI Bubba

          from Fort Hood, Texas

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor Cushioning

          Best Uses

          • Medium To Long Runs

          I used these to train and run my first marathon. I really appreciated how light they are, but could have used a bit more cushion, especially as the miles started adding up. Overall, they're really great shoes!

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          the best I ever had

          By Ghiora

          from Israel.Tel Aviv

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Depands On Your Running S
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dry Weather

            the best if your running style is on the forehead
            I have two pares ;one for running and one for walking

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Initial impressions

            By Stambecco

            from France

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Very Comfortable Forefoot

            Cons

            • Narrow Midfoot

            Best Uses

              This is a very lightweight shoe and the comfort at the forefoot is excellent, allowing freedom of movement in the toes. I bought this shoe to use as a zero offset so I removed the innersole but found it to be uncomfortable underneath with hard bits of stitching at the edges. I chose these shoes to replace my Saucony Virratas which I found too narrow and the sole too spongy. I decided to put the 0mm innersoles from the Virratas in the Puredrifts and they now feel perfect. I titled this as 'initial impressions' as I have only just opened the box and have not yet run in them.
              This is my first pair of Brooks shoes so cannot compare with previous models but what I can say is that I'm not at all impressed with the build quality. There were numerous long, loose threads hanging off, bits of visible foam sticking out on the padded bit around the ankles and dried glue where the sole joins the upper. I know that most things these days are thrown together quickly in large factories in the Far East, but these shoes really make you aware of that. The finish is just not great.
              Under the innersole, there is a small hole (looks deliberate) up front near the toes but it is only in one shoe. This is a little rough around the edge which could cause problems if wearing no socks. The inside of the upper feels good against a bare foot.
              I think the Navband is a bit pointless and gimmicky. The shoes narrow quite abruptly towards the mid to rear foot which is a shame but with the sole from my other shoes in there, it's ok as the foot is just raised slightly.
              From the rear, lining up the rear seam of the upper against the centre point of the rubber sole, the shoes are not symmetrical. The soles have not been attached to the upper in the same spot, implying uneven construction between the two. Again, build quality and standards.
              The tread pattern, for me anyway, has the firmer rubber bits in the perfect location and seems fairly durable. Very happy with that.
              Now that I've put the other innersole in, the shoe feels very comfortable and I am looking forward to running in them.
              Overall, lightweight and comfortable (with other innersole), flexible and a good sole but poorly constructed for a top brand shoe. Couldn't recommend fully yet as I haven't run in them but on feel alone, yes I would.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Low Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Good work Brooks!

              By Ian

              from Salt Lake City

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Responsive
              • Super Breathable

              Cons

              • Poor Cushioning
              • Wears Quickly

              Best Uses

              • Dry Weather
              • Interval
              • Race Day
              • Smooth Trail
              • Sprint Workouts

              I run in these about 15 miles a week. I know these are race flats but they are so light I love running in them. On runs over 20 miles I would prefer a bit more cushioning. If you are considering these shoes look no further and pull the trigger, especially if they have the black and yellow scheme! ROCK ON BROOKS!

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Low Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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